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Ginseng Restaurant

#242 of 1,057 Restaurants in Canberra
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$$ - $$$
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15 Flinders Way, Canberra 2603, Australia
+61 2 6260 8346
Today
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Canberra, Australia
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623 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We go here often as we have a few fave dishes (noted below), it's BYO, staff are friendly and attentive + the prices are reasonable for Manuka. During warmer weather it's often pleasant as they open up the front window and there's also outdoor seating on the tree lined St. Years ago it was more upmarket (& more expensive) but... More 

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Thank NotMolly
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Friendly and attentive service. I ordered the Malaysian chicken curry and jasmine tea. My food came quickly and did not disappoint. It came in a sizzling hot pot and the chicken was tender and tasty in a thick mild curry sauce with baby potatoes. I ate early and the restaurant was still quite busy with dine in and take away.... More 

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Thank darrenhau1
Canberra, Australia
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I remember I used to enjoy eating at Ginseng, and often it was very busy, but my last visit was in October 2016 and the restaurant was very quiet, and the food wasn't as good as I remember it to be. Perhaps that's why it's now so quiet. What a shame.

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Thank CK2617
Googong NSW
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260 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Dumplings for entree; the accompanying shantung sauce had an unusual, but really yummy, flavour - would order again. Chicken with cashews for my wife and sizzling lamb for me (though of course we ate both dishes): steamed rice a little sticky but not noticeable when we drowned it in sauces. Good flavours, excellent serving size (doggy bag gives us another... More 

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Thank ChrisKenyon136
ACT
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Friendly service and great food. We are locals and go there often to pick up take away or dine in. I took my family from overseas and they loved the seafood and the rock salt squid.

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Thank Patricia P
Canberra, Australia
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Have eaten at the Ginseng@ Hellenic before, but this was first time at the "original". A group of 6 of us were there for dinner on a Friday night and the place was busy. We were advised that there may be a wait for the food, which turned out to be not that long, giving us time to drink and... More 

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Thank Don B
Canberra, Australia
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Ginseng is a great place to go to for a quick inexpensive meal of good quality. It does both a la carte and lunch specials

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Thank Greg C
Canberra
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Ginsing used to be one of my favourite chinese reastaurants after Sammy's and Timmy's, especially for the $9 lunch specials which were tasty and quick. Then a few months ago, they went downhill. The meals were rather bland and way too much onion. Today we gave it another go and although we waited for a good 20-25 mins for the... More 

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Thank Tezzza
Wollongong, Australia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this small restaurant while in Canberra the food was very tasty and the service was fast I would definitely eat there again

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Thank Waynekerry
Cairns
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233 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Had takeaway tonight & were greeted by a friendly gentleman who took our order. We had chicken & sweet corn soup,fried rice,satay chicken on broccoli, garlic butter prawns & chicken hokkien noodles. Everything tasted great(probably noodles ranked last). Only gripe was the prawn dish(most expensive of course) was only 3/4 full container which was disappointing. Overall would recommend. .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Flinders Way, Canberra 2603, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6260 8346
Description
@Hellenic Club, Woden.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?